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SVG confirms 30 new Covid-19 cases

SVG confirms 30 new Covid-19 cases

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St Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday confirmed 30 new COVID-19 cases from tests done between February 8 and 10.

“One (1) case was from February 8th, twenty-six (26) cases were from February 9th and three (3) from February 10th. These cases were detected during exit screening,  contact tracing and testing of persons with flu symptoms. There are now one  thousand, two hundred and nineteen (1219) local cases of COVID-19,” a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said.  

Thirteen persons were cleared bringing the number of total recoveries to 467. Eight hundred and ninety-seven cases remain  active and six persons with COVID-19 have died. One thousand, three hundred  and seventy (1370) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St Vincent and the  Grenadines since March 2020.  

“The public is advised that the use of masks in public spaces or private spaces to  which the public has access, is now mandatory under the Public Health Act 2020.  The consistent use of facial coverings is aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19  in St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” the release said.